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Yesterday I presented a set of cranes standing at the shoreline opposite the City of Alameda taken from a promenade that is part of a waterfront park. I visited another portion of the park and took this photo, now facing north rather than south toward a section of the Oakland waterfront closer to the Bay bridge leading to San Francisco. Again there is a long line of cranes such as these three, which seem to stand at attention much as one would expect a Roman centurion guard to do. Behind these cranes, but not visible because of the building in the mid-ground, are acres of containers awaiting transport.

In this image you will note tall posts that mark the boundary of the park, one of which is occupied by a single seagull who appears to be watching the slowly descending sun in the west. He has a perfect perch for surveying this domain.

This is another image in which I selected the sky and placed it on a second layer before applying the filter Dust and Scratches to remove noise, merging layers only after applying USM to the remainder of the image. I thank Paul Mastrogiacomo for suggesting another method, using the Median filter within Noise to accomplish the same thing. I'll try that soon, though I'm quite happy with this outcome. Enjoy!

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